The Boating Party with Claudia McGill

Take a look here – I was interviewed! And given lots of space and time to talk and show my work. I am very grateful for this chance and very flattered.

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Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881. By Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

The Boating Party is a series of Q&As with writers, artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, sculptors, illustrators, designers and the like.

In times of economic hardship, the Arts are usually the first things to be axed. But, in my view, the Arts are one of the most important aspects of our civilisation.

Without the arts, we wouldn’t have language or the written word. Without the arts, we have no culture. Without culture, we have no society. Without society, we have no civilisation. And without civilisation, we have anarchy.

Which, in itself, is paradoxical, because so many artists view themselves as rebels to society. To me, artists aren’t rebels, they are pioneers.

Perhaps, most importantly; without the Arts, where is the creativity that will solve the world’s problems going to come from? Including economic and scientific ones?

In this Q&A, I am delighted…

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8 thoughts on “The Boating Party with Claudia McGill

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you, I enjoyed doing it, and I found it useful to think about some of these topics, that I otherwise wouldn’t have. Thank you for reading!

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